Friday, September 28, 2012

Northern priest, loved by community, passes away

Father Daws used his past life of addiction to counsel afflicted

The B.C. Catholic has a story about the life of beloved Yukon priest Father David Daws:
Father David Albert Daws struggled with alcoholism as a
young adult but cleaned up and used his experience to
help counsel other addicts. Photo submitted.
 There isn't always a direct path from altar server to pastor. Father David Albert Daws certainly proved that, walking one of the more obscure paths as he turned from a life of addiction to become a priest. Father Daws died Aug. 11 in Abbotsford. He was 64.
David Daws was born in Whitehorse into a troubled family. His father was an alcoholic and abusive.
He struggled with his own alcohol addiction and bounced around from job to job during his 20s. During this time he broke both his legs in a car accident.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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